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August 2014 events

Cezanne still-life

First Friday! Cézanne as Muse

Summer is sizzling with Cézanne at the Barnes! Celebrate our critically acclaimed new exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. With art, cocktails, music, and conversation, First Friday this August is bound to be one big feast for the senses.

Unwind to live performances by Relâche Ensemble and Peter Price as they interpret Cézanne’s still lifes musically. Spice up your evening, and head to the terrace to catch world beats by DJ Hiding Place and DJ Bloodfaceman. Feed your mind with an eye-opening talk on Cézanne's impact on a generation of artists and an archival reading on Dr. Barnes's thoughts about the artist.

Tickets include after-hours access to our general collection and must-see exhibition The World Is an Apple. 

Program:
6–7 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm Relâche and Peter Price
6:30–7 pm Readings from the Archives: Dr. Barnes on Cézanne
7–7:20 pm Cézanne talk
7–9 pm DJ set

August 1, 2014
6–9 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Collection and exhibition admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 2, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 3, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Everybody bonjours

ARTime Storytime: Everybody Bonjours!

By Leslie Kimmelman

This cheery tour of Paris comes complete with fabulous food and fascinating sights. Jump into the pages and enjoy the trip, then prepare your own picnic on the parkway!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

August 7, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 8, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 9, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 10, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

education class

Reading the Collection: Narrative Patterns and Visual Meaning

Instructor: John Gatti, MFA

Read artists' visual languages and the elements that reveal their narrative intentions. Learn to recognize how pictorial content and visual styles create an artist's voice. Consider Bonnard, Cézanne, Picasso, Manet, and Matisse.

Monday and Tuesday, August 11–12 (2 classes)
10 am–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $450; members $405

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

Everybody bonjours

ARTime Storytime: Everybody Bonjours!

By Leslie Kimmelman

This cheery tour of Paris comes complete with fabulous food and fascinating sights. Jump into the pages and enjoy the trip, then prepare your own picnic on the parkway!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

August 14, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 15, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Picnic on the Parkway

With Cézanne’s apples and other tasty treats to spur the imagination, it’s time to picnic on the parkway! Follow your muse to create a picnic placemat, draw a foodie-delight still life, and embellish a picnic bag. The new Solving Still Life gallery kit adds to the excitement.

August 15, 2014
5–7 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

pj tour

ARTime Pajama Tour

Apple Picking

Look for the luscious apples on this delicious still life gallery hunt. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

August 15, 2014
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 16, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Picnic on the Parkway

With Cézanne’s apples and other tasty treats to spur the imagination, it’s time to picnic on the parkway! Follow your muse to create a picnic placemat, draw a foodie-delight still life, and embellish a picnic bag. The new Solving Still Life gallery kit adds to the excitement.

August 16, 2014
11 am–1 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 17, 2014
1–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

artsee

ArtSee Activities: Picnic on the Parkway

With Cézanne’s apples and other tasty treats to spur the imagination, it’s time to picnic on the parkway! Follow your muse to create a picnic placemat, draw a foodie-delight still life, and embellish a picnic bag. The new Solving Still Life gallery kit adds to the excitement.

August 17, 2014
1–3 pm (drop-in) 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

nibble nibble

ARTime Storytime: Nibble Nibble

By Margaret Wise Brown

Delightful poems and charming illustrations capture the whimsy of bunnies at play and inspire an amusing animal picnic project.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

August 21, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Space is limited, reserve your free tickets online. Please select a time: 10:30 am or 11:30 am.
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

Barnes Foundation

The Experiment in Education

For 90 years, the Barnes has fulfilled a mission to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. Blake Bradford, Bernard C. Watson Director of Education, discusses the history and transformative effect of education at the Barnes.

August 22, 2014
11 am–1 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $10; members free

Collection admission not included.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Arboretum photo

Arboretum Tour

Explore the Arboretum—with its 31 state champion trees and rose, lilac, peony, and fern collections—as a remarkable example of early 20th-century landscape design, and an insight into the personalities and collecting philosophies of its founders.

August 22, 2014
11 am–noon 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion

$15; members $12

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Cezanne card players

Apples, Bathers, Card Players: ABCs of Cézanne

With an unprecedented 90+ Cézanne works on view, you’ll gain new insight into the Master of Aix. Your docent-led tour begins with a chronological sweep of the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne. Then, explore masterpieces by Cézanne in the Barnes collection, including The Large Bathers, Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players. Includes collection access after the tour.

August 22, 2014
11:30 am–12:45 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $45; members $22

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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